The project includes:
Duplication of 17 kilometres of track between Deer Park and Melton;
A replacement carpark at Rockbank Station;
Additional platforms at Bacchus Marsh and Ballan stations, and extended platforms at Rockbank Station with new pedestrian links between platforms;
New stabling facilities at Melton and Rowsley, and the removal of stabling facilities at Bacchus Marsh;
A five kilometre passing loop at Ballan;
A four kilometre passing loop at Spreadeagle which will make it possible to close the existing Bungaree loop and remove five level crossings; and
A duplication of three kilometres of track west of Warrenheip.

Passing loops will provide more ways for trains to pass each other, which will help services recover from unexpected delays more quickly, boosting reliability and punctuality.

The removal of five level crossings as part of the decommissioning of the Bungaree loop will improve safety for motorists and the local community.

The Ballarat Line Upgrade will also pave the way for future electrification of the line to Melton, creating a new metropolitan train line into the city.

VIC 3350

Government agency - Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Authority

Project Funding source - Victorian Government

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  • Major procurement method:

    To Be Determined

  • Next key date:

  • Project contracts:

    None available

For more information contact: Project Director

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